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[movies]Supernova Explosion - NASA/A. Hobart (CXO)
This animation of a supernova explosion demonstrates what happens when a massive star explodes and creates a shell of hot gas that glows brightly in X-rays. These X-rays reveal the dynamics of the explosion.
Downloads: 2,867
[image]The Electromagnetic Spectrum - NASA/IPAC
This illustration shows the electromagnetic spectrum.
Downloads: 37
[movies]Infrared Launch - NASA/JPL-Caltech
When Spitzer launched Monday, 25 August 2003 at 1:35:39 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, members of the Spitzer team were poised two miles away with an infrared camera. At that distance, the Delta II Heavy rocket carrying Spitzer was barely a speck, but in the infrared, the heat in the rocket's plume is extremely bright. This clip shows the launch of Spitzer in the infrared, including the cooling of the plume after the rocket flies out of frame...
Keywords: Where -- Florida
Downloads: 204
[movies]Hubble-Spitzer Orion - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
This video cycles between the Hubble view, the Spitzer view, and the combined Hubble-Spitzer view of the Orion Nebula.
Keywords: What -- Orion
Downloads: 306
[movies]The Tarantula Nebula - NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Brandl (Cornell & University of Leiden) & ESO
NASA's new Spitzer Space Telescope has captured in stunning detail the spidery filaments and newborn stars of the Tarantula Nebula, a rich star-forming region also known as 30 Doradus. In this animation the infrared structures seen by this new observatory are compared with a visible light image from the ground-based European Southern Observatory (ESO) to highlight the power of Spitzer to see what other telescopes cannot...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Visible Light; What -- ESO; What -- TRACE
Downloads: 243
[image]Cartwheel Galaxy Makes Waves - NASA/JPL-Caltech/P. N. Appleton (SSC/Caltech)
This false-color composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's Far Ultraviolet detector (blue); the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera-2 in B-band visible light (green); the Spitzer Space Telescope's Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) at 8 microns (red); and the Chandra X-ray Observatory's Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer-S array instrument (purple)...
Keywords: What -- Galaxy Evolution Explorer; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Camera 2; What -- Visible Light; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Spectrometer; What -- GALEX; What -- Sun
Downloads: 18
[image]Comet 'Bites the Dust' Around Dead Star - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
This artist's concept illustrates a comet being torn to shreds around a dead star, or white dwarf, called G29-38. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed a cloud of dust around this white dwarf that may have been generated from this type of comet disruption. The findings suggest that a host of other comet survivors may still orbit in this long-dead solar system. The white dwarf G29-38 began life as a star that was about three times as massive as our sun...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Jupiter; What -- Neptune; What -- COMETS
Downloads: 10
[image]Star Clusters Found in the Milky Way - NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Mercer (Boston University)
A metropolis of stellar activity is captured in these images taken by the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) Legacy project. The panoramic image composite (top) captures 8 degrees of our Milky Way galaxy's plane (approximately the width of a fist held up to the sky at arm's length). The red dust clouds have been illuminated by nearby star formation, and indicate the presence of large organic molecules mixed in with the dust...
Keywords: What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); Where -- Milky Way Galaxy; Where -- Boston
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[image]Solar System with Snug Suns - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
This artist's concept depicts a faraway solar system like our own -- except for one big difference. Planets and asteroids circle around not one, but two suns. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that such solar systems might be common in the universe. Spitzer did not see any planets directly, but it detected dust that is kicked up from disks of asteroids and comets like the one depicted here...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- COMETS; What -- Earth; What -- Sun
Downloads: 15
[movies]Forming a Planetary Gap - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
Astronomers are using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to probe the structures of circumstellar discs, the dusty discs that surround young stars, to look for the earliest signs of the formation of planetary systems. Examining young stars in the constellation of Taurus known to have such discs, Spitzer's ultra-sensitive infrared spectrograph instrument has detected the clearest evidence to date that an inner gap has formed in the disc surrounding the star CoKu Tau 4...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Constellation; What -- Taurus; What -- Infrared Spectrograph (IRS); What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS)
Downloads: 44
[movies]A Planet in a Different Light - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
This artist's animation shows first what a fiery hot star and its close-knit planetary companion might look like close up in visible light, then switches to infrared views. In visible light, a star shines brilliantly, overwhelming the little light that is reflected by its planet. In infrared, a star is less blinding, and its planet perks up with a fiery glow. Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope took advantage of this fact to directly capture the infrared light of two previously dete...
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Sun; What -- Jupiter; Where -- Arizona
Downloads: 128
[movies]How to Map a Very Faraway Planet - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were able to create the first-ever map of the surface of a planet beyond our solar system. The planet, a hot and cloudy gas giant called HD 189733b, is located 60 light-years from Earth in the constellation Vulpecula. It is so far away that even the best telescopes can't distinguish the light of the planet from that of its star. So how did astronomers see this planet's cloudy surface? They used Spitzer's infrared vision to observe the HD 189733 sys...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Earth; What -- Constellation; What -- Vulpecula; What -- Sun; What -- Visible Light
Downloads: 47
[movies]Making a Great Observatories Composite - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
This video shows how a Hubble image and a Spitzer image of the Orion Nebula were combined to create a new, multi-wavelength image. Hubble ultraviolet and visible-light data are mapped to blue and green. Spitzer infrared data are mapped to orange and red. The combined image comes alive with new colors.
Keywords: What -- Orion; What -- Visible Light
Downloads: 21
[movies]Highway to the Danger Zone - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
"The further on the edge, the hotter the intensity," sings Kenny Loggins in "Danger Zone," a song made famous by the movie "Top Gun". The same words ring true for young, cooler stars like our sun that live in the danger zones around scorching hot stars, called O-stars. The closer a young, maverick star happens to be to a super hot O-star, the more likely its burgeoning planets will be blasted into space...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope
Downloads: 112
[image]Rings Around the Galaxy - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
Three newly-discovered streams arcing high over the Milky Way Galaxy are remnants of cannibalized galaxies and star clusters. The streams are between 13,000 and 130,000 light-years distant from Earth and extend over much of the northern sky. Two of the newly discovered streams are almost certainly the remains of ancient star clusters. Known to astronomers as globular clusters, these giant stellar cities contain between tens of thousands and millions of stars...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Milky Way Galaxy; Where -- dwarf galaxy
Downloads: 25
[movies]Spitzer Sheds Infrared Light on Hundreds of Newborn Stars - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal hundreds of newly forming stars in the nebula RCW49, located 13,700 light-years from Earth. Operating at wavelengths of light longer than those seen by the human eye, Spitzer can clearly see these young stars, or "protostars," which are hidden from visible views in shrouds of dust. This animation shows what a human eye might see if it could be re-tuned to see different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Earth; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Downloads: 94
[image]Evidence for Strange Stellar Family - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
This artist concept depicts a quadruple-star system called HD 98800. The system is approximately 10 million years old, and is located 150 light-years away in the constellation TW Hydrae. HD 98800 contains four stars, which are paired off into doublets, or binaries. The stars in the binary pairs orbit around each other, and the two pairs also circle each other like choreographed ballerinas. One of the stellar pairs, called HD 98800B, has a disk of dust around it, while the other pair does not...
Keywords: What -- Constellation; What -- Sun; What -- Pluto; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Infrared Spectrometer; What -- Spectrometer; What -- Jupiter; What -- COMETS; What -- Mars
Downloads: 12
[movies]Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
This artist's concept of Tempel 1 illustrates the comet's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Measurements from the Great Observatories indicate that the comet is a matte black object roughly 14 by 4 kilometers (8.7 by 2.5 miles), or about one-half the size of Manhattan. It rotates about once every 41 hours...
Keywords: What -- COMETS; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Sun
Downloads: 63
[image]Black Widow Nebula Hiding in the Dust - NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Churchwell (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and the GLIMPSE Team
In the constellation Circinus, where previous visible-light observations by the Digital Sky Survey (left) saw only a faint hourglass-shaped patch of obscuring dust and gas, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope's dust-piercing eyes see a big "Black Widow Nebula" teeming with clusters of massive young stars (right). In the Spitzer image, the two opposing bubbles are being formed in opposite directions by the powerful outflows from massive groups of forming stars...
Keywords: What -- Constellation; What -- Circinus; What -- Visible Light; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope
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[movies]Order Amidst Chaos of Star's Explosion - NASA/JPL-Caltech
This artist's animation shows the explosion of a massive star, the remains of which are named Cassiopeia A. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that the star exploded with some degree of order, preserving chunks of its onion-like layers as it blasted apart. Cassiopeia A is what is known as a supernova remnant. The original star, about 15 to 20 times more massive than our sun, died in a cataclysmic "supernova" explosion viewable from Earth about 340 years ago...
Keywords: What -- Cassiopeia; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Constellation; What -- Visible Light
Downloads: 204
[movies]Hot, Dry, and Cloudy (Artist Concept) - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
This artist's concept animation shows a cloudy Jupiter-like planet that orbits very close to its fiery hot star. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was recently used to capture spectra, or molecular fingerprints, of two "hot Jupiter" worlds like the one depicted here. This is the first time a spectrum has ever been obtained for an exoplanet, or a planet beyond our solar system. The ground-breaking observations were made with Spitzer's spectrograph, which pries apart infrared light into its basic wav...
Keywords: What -- Jupiter; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Visible Light; What -- Constellation; What -- Pegasus; What -- Vulpecula
Downloads: 63
[movies]Composite Image - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
The composite view of the supernova splits into its three components: blue-green for Chandra, yellow for Hubble, and red for Spitzer. Each observatory's full image is then shown for side-by-side comparison, beginning with Chandra, then Hubble, and finally Spitzer.
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[image]Itsy Bitsy Solar System - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
This artist's conception compares a hypothetical solar system centered around a tiny "sun" (top) to a known solar system centered around a star, called 55 Cancri, which is about the same size as our sun. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, in combination with other ground-based and orbiting telescopes, discovered the beginnings of such a miniature solar system 500 light-years away in the Chamaeleon constellation...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Chamaeleon; What -- Constellation; What -- Jupiter; What -- Earth
Downloads: 15
[image]Orion's Inner Beauty - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Megeath (University of Toledo)
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the popular hunter constellation. The nebula itself is located on the lower half of the image, surrounded by a ring of dust. It formed in a cold cloud of gas and dust and contains about 1,000 young stars...
Keywords: What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Orion; What -- Earth; What -- Constellation
Downloads: 28
[image]Steaming Hot Planet in Infrared - ESA - C. Carreau
Scientists have reported the first conclusive discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, or a planet beyond our solar system. This artist's impression shows an infrared view of a gas-giant exoplanet transiting across the face of its star. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed this type of system in infrared light, providing the breakthrough. The planet, HD 189733b, lies 63 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula...
Keywords: What -- Discovery; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Constellation; What -- Vulpecula
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[image]Milky Way Bar - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
This artist's rendering shows a view of our own Milky Way Galaxy and its central bar as it might appear if viewed from above. An arrow indicates the location of our Sun. Astronomers have concluded for many years that our galaxy harbors a stellar bar, though its presence has been inferred indirectly. Our vantage point within the disk of the galaxy makes it difficult to accurately determine the size and shape of this bar and surrounding spiral arms...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Downloads: 58
[image]Spitzer Rendered Against an Infrared (100 micron) Sky - NASA/JPL-Caltech
Spitzer Rendered Against an Infrared (100 micron) Sky
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[movies]A More Spectacular Sombrero (Widescreen Version) - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
This movie shifts from the well-known visible-light picture of Messier 104 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to infrared views from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Messier 104 is commonly known as the Sombrero galaxy because in visible light, it resembles the broad-brimmed Mexican hat. However, in Spitzer's striking infrared view, the galaxy looks more like a "bull's eye." Viewed from Earth, the spiral galaxy is seen nearly edge-on, just six degrees away from its equatorial plane...
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Earth; What -- Virgo; What -- Sun; What -- Advanced Camera for Surveys; What -- Moon; Where -- Sombrero Galaxy
Downloads: 78
[image]Brief History of the Universe - NASA/JPL-Caltech/A. Kashlinsky (GSFC)
This artist's timeline chronicles the history of the universe, from its explosive beginning to its mature, present-day state. Our universe began in a tremendous explosion known as the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago (left side of strip). Observations by NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer and Wilkinson Anisotropy Microwave Probe revealed microwave light from this very early epoch, about 400,000 years after the Big Bang, providing strong evidence that our universe did blast into existence...
Keywords: What -- Explorer; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Sun; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Downloads: 32
[movies]Pillars Behind the Dust - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
The movie begins with a visible-light picture of the southern region of our Milky Way galaxy then slowly zooms into the area imaged by NASA's Spitzer Space telescope. The dust pillars are fewer and appear dark in the visible-light view because the dust is soaking up visible light. Spitzer's infrared detectors cut through this dust, allowing it to see the heat from warm, embedded star embryos, as well as deeper, more buried pillars...
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Carina; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Downloads: 92
[movies]Carina in Context - NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Keller (SSC)
This animation starts with an image of a larger but lower resolution image of the Carina Nebula from the Midcourse Space Experiment, which did an infrared survey of the sky while in operation from 1996-97. The image shows the dying star Eta Carinae as the bright spot near the center of the image. As the movie rotates and zooms in, the area that Spitzer studied in detail comes into focus. The "pillars" in the Spitzer image are being sculpted by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from the mas...
Keywords: What -- Carina; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Sun
Downloads: 38
[movies]Dark Globule in IC 1396 - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)
This 22-second animation shows how our view of a dark globule in IC 1396 changes as we move from visible light through near-infrared to mid-infrared wavelengths. The dark globule is virtually opaque at visible-light wavelengths and becomes transparent in the near-infrared. A glowing stellar nursery, with never before seen protostars and young stars, is vividly revealed through mid-infrared images obtained by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope
Downloads: 47
[movies]Star Formation in the DR21 Region - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a turbulent nest of giant newborn stars too shrouded in dust to be seen with visible light. This movie highlights this stellar nursery, called DR21, and illustrates what a human eye might see if it could be re-tuned to see different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. It shows the area surrounding DR21 in shifting wavelengths of light, beginning with the visible and ending with the new Spitzer infrared observations...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Visible Light; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- TRACE; What -- Sun
Downloads: 100
[movies]Spitzer's Delicate Ring Flower - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds a delicate flower in the Ring Nebula, as shown in this animation. The outer shell of this planetary nebula looks surprisingly similar to the delicate petals of a camellia blossom. A planetary nebula is a shell of material ejected from a dying star. Located about 2,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Lyra, the Ring Nebula is also known as Messier Object 57 and NGC 6720...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Earth; What -- Constellation; What -- Lyra; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Visible Light
Downloads: 113
[movies]Spitzer Discovers Hidden Ring - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
This animation transitions from a visible light image of the planetary nebula called NGC 246 to Spitzer's new infrared view. The movie highlights Spitzer's ability to see the invisible; as the movie dissolves to the Spitzer image, a giant ring (red) emerges. This clumpy ring consists of material that was expelled from the aging star at the center of the nebula. Planetary nebulas are clouds of gas and dust that surround dying stars...
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Sun
Downloads: 64
[movies]Birth of 'Phoenix' Planets? - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
This artist's animation depicts the explosive death of a massive star, followed by the creation of a disk made up of the star's ashes. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope was able to see the warm glow of such a dusty disk using its heat-seeking infrared vision. Astronomers believe planets might form in this dead star's disk, like the mythical Phoenix rising up out of the ashes. The movie begins by showing a dying massive star called a red giant...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Phoenix; What -- Sun; What -- Constellation; What -- Cassiopeia; What -- Earth
Downloads: 352
[movies]When Worlds Collide - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC-Caltech)
This animation illustrates a massive collision between rocky, embryonic planets as big as mountain ranges. Such collisions form the basis of the planet-building process. New findings from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that these catastrophes continue to occur around stars even after they have developed full-sized planets, when they are as old as one hundred million years. For reference, our own Sun, at 4.5 billion years old, is far past this late stage of planet formation...
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Sun
Downloads: 151
[movies]Star Formation in Henize 206 - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
Starting with a wide view of the environment surrounding the Henize 206 star formation region, the animation moves in to the heart of the nebula. The view slides from visible light wavelengths to Infrared Array Camera wavelengths, spanning 3 to 8 microns. The colors of the image, which are false for infrared wavelengths, shift to include the Multiband Imaging Photometer image, now covering 3 to 24 microns...
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Downloads: 85
[movies]Band of Rubble - NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
This artist's animation illustrates a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star the same age and size as our Sun. Evidence for this possible belt was discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope when it spotted warm dust around the star, presumably from asteroids smashing together. The view starts from outside the belt, where planets like the one shown here might possibly reside, then moves into to the dusty belt itself...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Constellation; What -- Puppis; What -- Venus; What -- Mars; What -- Jupiter; What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS); What -- Saturn
Downloads: 168
[movies]Orbit of Sedna - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
This animation shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed "Sedna," in relation to the rest of the Solar System. Starting at the inner Solar System, which includes the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars (all in yellow), the view pulls away through the asteroid belt and the orbits of the outer planets beyond (green). Pluto and the distant Kuiper Belt objects are seen next until finally Sedna comes into view...
Keywords: What -- Sedna; What -- Mercury; What -- Venus; What -- Earth; What -- Mars; What -- Pluto; What -- Sun
Downloads: 175
[movies]Fade to Red - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
This animation shows the Andromeda galaxy, first as seen in visible light by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, then as seen in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The visible-light image highlights the galaxy's population of about one trillion stars. The stars are so crammed into its core that this region blazes with bright starlight. In contrast, the false-colored Spitzer view reveals red waves of dust against a more tranquil sea of blue stars...
Keywords: What -- Andromeda; What -- Visible Light; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Constellation; What -- Beam; What -- Earth
Downloads: 167
[movies]Lifting the Cosmic Veil - NASA/JPL-Caltech
The first images from the Spitzer Space Telescope, the fourth element of NASA's Great Observatories program.
Keywords: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope
Downloads: 85
[movies]Trifid's Shifting Sides - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
This movie shifts from the well-known visible-light picture of the glowing Trifid Nebula to infrared views from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The Trifid Nebula is a giant star-forming cloud of gas and dust located 5,400 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius. The false-color Spitzer images reveal a different side of the Trifid Nebula. Where dark lanes of dust are visible trisecting the nebula in the visible-light picture, bright regions of star-forming activity are seen in the Spitz...
Keywords: What -- Visible Light; What -- Infrared Array Camera (IRAC); What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- Constellation; What -- Sagittarius; Where -- Spain
Downloads: 39
[movies]Model Dust Ring - NASA/JPL-Caltech/E. Holmes (NRC/JPL)
A 12-second animation shows how ansae are created, by taking a model dust ring and tilting it from a face-on orientation to edge-on.
Downloads: 25
[movies]Spitzer's Second Anniversary - NASA/JPL-Caltech
This video looks at the remarkable first two years of the Spitzer mission, which launched on August 25, 2003.
Downloads: 14
[movies]Video biography of Professor Lyman Spitzer, Jr. - NASA/JPL-Caltech
Professor Lyman Spitzer, Jr. was a true Renaissance man, a perfectionist who excelled at anything he tried. This 5-minute video testifies to his life and influence.
Downloads: 29
[movies]The Launch of Spitzer - NASA/JPL-Caltech
Spitzer is portrayed here first in visible light, then against the same background in the infrared.
Keywords: What -- Visible Light
Downloads: 21
[movies]Missing Host Galaxies Found in Infrared - NASA/JPL-Caltech/StScI
In a collaborative effort between NASA's three Great Observatories, astronomers have solved a cosmic mystery by identifying some of the oldest and most distant black holes. This animation fades between images taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope in the field known as the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey, or GOODS. In the first picture, observations from Chandra show high-energy emissions believed to trace the presence of supermassiv...
Keywords: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST); What -- Spitzer Space Telescope; What -- TRACE; What -- Visible Light
Downloads: 49
[image]Planet X: New Member of our Solar System - NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)
This artist's concept shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet, which is yet to be formally named, is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto. It is very cold and dark. The planet was discovered by the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif., on Jan...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Pluto
Downloads: 21
[image]Infrared Blastoff - NASA/JPL-Caltech
Still frame from an infrared video of the launch of Spitzer (then known as SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility).
Keywords: What -- SIRTF; What -- Space Infrared Telescope Facility
Downloads: 5
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